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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 453–551.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Adir H. Petel The literary and critical discourse about characters and characterization in Anglophone drama and fiction since the Renaissance shows a persistent but underrecognized presence of three idioms and vocabularies, two highly developed and one nascent, that either derive from the rhetoric...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... as her main case Augusta Jane Evans's novels Beulah and St. Elmo . She argues that feminist critics, in concentrating on questions about the marriage or independence of Evans's characters miss Evans's central concern, which was the loss and recovery of her characters' faith. The feminist critics (given...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Carlo Ginzburg The author describes his research experience in the 1960s, as an apprentice historian, in the Warburg Library. His work on witchcraft trials in early modern Italy, he argues, was deeply affected by the Library's unique character. Aby Warburg's law of the “good neighbour” (the book we...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., more pragmatic and optimistic outlook of the Enlightenment and a new middle class and by experimenting with “bourgeois drama,” notably in the third play of the Figaro trilogy. The bourgeois drama—and the trilogy itself, as it moves the same cast of characters from The Barber of Seville through...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... has been transformed from a private collection containing around 15,000 books in 1911 to a public institution today housing over 350,000 volumes, while still maintaining its unique character. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 UNPACKING THE WARBURG LIBRARY Jill Kraye In his famous...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... both these controversies rose from the same underground stream of medieval dissidence, discussing the contributions of the leading characters in the story and seeking to describe the common ground of idea and ideology which unites the history and which suggests that Quietism represents an archetype...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., at the same time, disapproving of authorial domination of a dialogue that includes both the reader and, in fiction and drama, the characters whom the author develops. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Mikhail Bakhtin Caryl Emerson Gary Saul Morson Jacques Derrida xenophilia Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 483.
Published: 01 August 2018
... into English of a potentially important literary document revealing the characters and biographical backgrounds of three exceptional talents during the watershed of early French modernism. Henry J.-M. Levet Valery Larbaud Léon-Paul Fargue Montmartre French modernist poetry Copyright © 2018 by Duke...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 341–345.
Published: 01 April 2019
...—and enlightened, unselfish political initiatives have redistributed it—there will be no one left who is incapable of tenderness. All human beings will live in the light; all of them will be possible characters in novels.” poverty Third World technology anti-technology E. M. Forster Copyright © 1992...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 285–291.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Carlo Ginzburg; Jeffrey M. Perl The author describes his research experience in the 1960s as an apprentice historian in the Warburg Library. His work on witchcraft trials in early modern Italy, he argues, was deeply affected by the library’s unique character. Aby Warburg’s law of the “good neighbor...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to those questions, insofar as they are true, cannot contradict each other; and (3) that human beings have a distinctive character, which is essentially social. Each of these tenets has been attacked, the first by the German Romantics of the late eighteenth century, the second by Machiavelli in sixteenth...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 230–250.
Published: 01 April 2020
... by which ideas travel—that he has provided such powerful tools for analyzing. He has become a “mutable mobile”—eminently transportable but always changing as he goes—that in different contexts exists as a variety of conceptual characters or figurations. As the Latour network continues to see significant...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and Theophrastan—idioms of discourse about fictional characters and inquiring into their changing affective content. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Thomas Kuhn J. G. A. Pocock contextualism phenomenology incommensurability Common Knowledge 26:3 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-8521633 © 2020...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel McKay This article surveys the Far East prisoner of war novel from its inception in English public school narratives and racially inflected character profiles to the more critically engaged publications of the last two decades. During the latter period, linear reconstructions of imprisonment...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., perhaps contrary to expectations, turns out to have been characterized by a large number of outstanding interpersonal debts of money and goods. We know about these debts because the creditors were obliged to use local courts in order to recover them. Remarks are offered on the circumstances that led to so...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is to defuse some of the unfair thoughts that have fueled the antirelativist industry in academia, then how might one think of the character of such “anti-anti-“moves themselves? What manner of academic debate does a properly relative notion of relativity allow for? The response herein to these questions takes...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., as a memorial to him. The conversation highlights Frank's representation of Dostoevsky as a critic and a satirist of the nihilist intelligentsia of nineteenth-century Russia — a portrayal that runs counter to the understanding and use of his writings and his characters by Marxists, Nietzscheans, Freudians...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
... but also against anonymous Christians, Muslims, and Jews who, untouched by such polemics, had lived close to one another and, without conflict, had accepted the undefined character of their daily life together. In support of this argument, the author makes use of hitherto unknown archival documents...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of this novel's central character, Bazarov, and the world in which he lives, and those created by Turgenev. Said's approach is evaluated in relation to the notion of connected criticism and some criticisms of connected criticism are offered. Duke University Press 2010...